This American “Super Cascade” hop varietal is both good for bittering and has amazing aromatics, making it a versatile, dual purpose brewing ingredient. Amarillo® hops have become extremely popular with microbrewers. Commonly added to all types of IPAs from American to Belgian and Imperial IPA’s, Amarillo® hops are also a great addition to American Pale Ales. Brewers are describing the flavor and aroma as a supercharged version of Cascade. Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics.
In addtion, Amarillo has a distinctive Orange character to it that is very different from Cascade. Supply has been very limited the last few years so make sure to buy some while it is available. An alpha acid range from 8% to 11% presents a moderate bittering quality while lush floral and orange citrus aromas add fresh flavor to any type of beer. All Artisan Leaf hops are packaged in resealable oxygen, light and moisture barrier bags.